SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism, providing LASIK-like outcomes in a less-invasive procedure. A laser is used to create a thin contact-lens-shape layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which that layer is removed, correcting your vision. Worldwide, over 1,500,000 SMILE procedures have been performed by more than 1,000 surgeons. In fact, SMILE is the fastest growing laser vision correction surgery in the world.
The entire treatment is applied in under 30 seconds and most patients return to work the next day.
The entire treatment takes place just under the surface of the eye making treatment safer, lessens the risk of a complication, and promotes faster healing.
With over 1.5 million SMILE procedures performed worldwide; SMILE is quickly becoming the new standard in laser vision correction.
Some things you have to see to believe. See how quick SMILE treatment is in our real-time animated video. In the time it takes to watch the video, your vision could be corrected with SMILE.
Quick and Proven
Rapid Visual Recovery
Freedom From Lenses
This is one of the most common questions we hear, and many patients want to know which procedure is better. The fact is that both LASIK and SMILE are proven, consistent procedures, and most patients will be very happy with either procedure. Generally speaking, SMILE is the gentler laser vision correction option and has a smaller risk of post-surgical dry eye. LASIK offers an ever-so-slightly quicker post-procedure visual recovery time. Based on the anatomy of your eye and lifestyle goals, Dr. Haddad can recommend the right procedure for you.
SMILE is a quick, painless, 3-step process completed entirely with the VisuMax laser.
Using the VisuMax laser, a thin disk-like sliver, called a lenticule, is created just below the surface of the eye. This process takes just under 30 seconds and is completely painless.
Laser treatment using the VisuMax is now complete. The surgeon removes the small disk-shaped lenticule that was created by the laser. This method minimizes disruption to the eye and is also completely painless.
The removal of the disk-shaped lenticule microscopically changes the shape of the eye. This results in corrected vision. Because there has been minimal disruption to the eye patients can return to all activity the next day without any restrictions.
You’ve already taken the first, most important step by educating yourself about SMILE and laser vision correction. Now, take our on-line self-candidacy test to see if you meet some of the basic requirements for SMILE. It should take no more than a few minutes. Then, when you’re ready, schedule an appointment.
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Dr. Haddad and his whole staff!! They even checked in on me at 8pm on a Friday night the day of my procedure -- I can't say enough good things about it!
I had both eyes done a little over 5 years ago. Best decision I have ever made. Dr. Haddad was impossible to beat.
Amazing doctor amounts to amazing results.
The entire team is very friendly and make you feel comfortable, if not just on a consultation, but the procedure and follow up visits. Overall, I am very happy with my experience and results - 20/15!
Recommend this place to multiple family members and colleagues at the firehouse. Staff is very professional, courteous and always helpful. Can't understand why it took me so long to get the procedure done.
Best Laser Eye Experience! They made me feel right at home throughout the whole process and suggested appropriate
procedures for my eyes specifically. Highly recommend Dr. Haddad!
The office has 3 different lasers, so they can suggest whichever method will work best for each patient. Dr. Haddad is just amazing, too. He truly cares for his patients and makes sure that your outcome is the best it can be.
Dr. Haddad is the best in his field, and went above and beyond to explain everything, even drawing diagrams. I constantly
recommend this place to my friends, family, and coworkers!
This was the best decision I ever made in my life. From the moment I applied online for a consultation to the post-op exams, Dr. Haddad and his staff have been friendly, informative, and make the process so comfortable.
If you’re thinking of getting LASIK, do it!! I am so glad I did. It has been almost 2 years since I had my surgery and it
was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.